Give us yer monneeeyyyyyyyyyyyy…. time for the sometimes-yearly post about charitable giving.
Ok, let’s get serious, folks. Some charities need money and here’s some suggestions.
First off it’s perennial favorite, Child’s Play. I already gave a bunch of crayons, bubbles, and CDs of children’s songs in Spanish to the children’s hospital near my cousins. In addition to giving toys to kids in hospitals, this year they’re expanding to domestic violence shelters.
What’s not to love?
Next up, Planned Parenthood. Please give them money. Really. Please. They do cancer screenings and reproductive health for men and women, as well as pre-natal care and access to family planning.
Related, the ACLU performs an important role in society. They protect everybody’s basic rights from the people who would take them away.
New suggestions this year: Smaller charities where your dollars make an impact:
Do-Good Lab: A variety of sustainability/environment/improved quality-of-living projects in developing areas around the world.
Speak Your Silence: Overcoming the stigma of child sexual abuse through conversation.
As always, your local animal shelters and libraries need donations of time, money, and goods. You may have also noticed that food pantries are going crazy this year with their drives– SNAP was cut so they really do need those donations. This point, and lots of other good ones, are made in Scalzi’s holiday charity guide, so if you don’t like our suggestions, go read theirs.
Pick one of ours, or one of yours. Do something nice, willya?